Mel McCree is an academic and practitioner in outdoor and environmental arts, play and learning, with a focus on children’s equitable futures, environment-society relationships and eco-social justice. Mel is an Academic Fellow on the Amplified Publishing Pathfinder and Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Bath Spa University. This blog post is the first in her series entitled ‘Ideas from near future survivors’. Here, Mel explores issues of equity in children’s future imaginaries and their experiences of a digital life.
Louise Brailey is the Editor of Crack Magazine, an independent platform for contemporary culture and is an amplified publishing industry partner. In this article, Brailey explores the history of Crack Magazine and considers how we can utilise technology differently and asks whether this will help foster a better environment for online communities in the publishing sector.
Vinay Namboodiri is a Lecturer in the Computer Science department at the University of Bath, and is a Fellow on the Amplified Publishing Pathfinder. He is involved in the Visual Computing group at the University of Bath and his research revolves around Artificial Intelligence and Vision techniques. In this article he explores how AI based tools can manipulate existing imagery. Whilst reflecting on what has already been created in this space, Namboodiri looks to future applications of AI based tools and how they might influence different sectors.
Agnieszka Przybyszewska is an academic researcher focused on electronic literature, evolution in the concept of book and act of reading and is a Fellow on the Amplified Publishing Pathfinder. She is an assistant professor at the University of Łódź in Poland (where she co-created a programme of Creative Writing studies), and a visiting fellow at Bath Spa University. In this article Agnieszka explores the relationship between technology and literature. She asks questions about these new developments and begins to unpick if VR can truly enhance our experience of reading.
Tom Abba is an Academic Research Fellow on the Amplified Publishing Pathfinder, he is also an Associate Professor of Art & Design at UWE Bristol, and since 2016 has directed the Ambient Literature research project. He is also a writer and artist whose practice addresses the form and content of both digital and physical books, alongside hybrid forms of the two. In this article, Tom explores how content is made and published in the publishing ecosystem and how independent content creation can be supported to thrive in a range of industries and with a range of audiences.
James Binns, an Industry Fellow on the Amplified Publishing Pathfinder, is the co-founder of Network N - a Bath based media business employing over 100 people with a focus on digital media in the games and entertainment market. In this article James highlights his research plans considering how essential share buttons are to driving published content to wider audiences and how prevalent they are.